Fiona Armstrong Bio, Wiki
Fiona Armstrong, Lady MacGregor, is a prominent British television journalist who holds the esteemed position of Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries.
Additionally, she is a skilled author with several published books to her name and has contributed to newspapers. Her professional portfolio also includes the creation of television programs that delve into Scottish subjects, with a focus on topics such as fishing and Scottish clans.
Fiona Armstrong Age
Armstrong, was born in Preston, England on 28 November 1956 making her 66 years old as of 2023.
Fiona Armstrong Height
Her actual height has yet to be revealed, but it will be updated as soon as her body measurements are released.
Fiona Armstrong Family
Armstrong’s birthplace is Preston, Lancashire. During her childhood, she spent a decade living in Nigeria, where her father served in the colonial service. She has not yet disclosed identities of her parents and siblings. We will update this information once its out to the public.
Fiona Armstrong Husband
Armstrong assumed the title of Lady MacGregor of MacGregor upon her marriage to Sir Malcolm Gregor Charles MacGregor, 7th Baronet (born 1959) in 2005. She is also the mother of a daughter named Natasha (born in 1992) from her first marriage to Rodney Potts. Before getting married to Sir Malcolm Armstrong was married to Rodney Potts from 1988 to 2002.
Fiona Armstrong Education
She pursued a degree in German Literature at University College, London, where she took on the role of editor for the London Student newspaper during her time at the university.
Fiona Armstrong Career
She commenced her career in local radio and later joined the BBC news team based in Manchester in 1983. Subsequently, she made a transition to Border Television, where she began her role as a news reporter. Over time, she evolved into a regular newsreader and presenter for the nightly regional news program, Lookaround.
In March 1987, she made a significant move to ITN, taking on the roles of reporter and newscaster for programs like News at Ten, News at 5:45 (later known as News at 5:40), and other news bulletins. As a reporter, she covered noteworthy events such as the Lockerbie air disaster and produced a series focusing on AIDS orphans in Africa. In 1993, she played a pivotal role as one of the launch team members for the ITV breakfast station GMTV, although her tenure there lasted only a few months.
She began her career presenting the breakfast news program on BBC World and later returned to ITV Border. There, she served as a presenter for “Lookaround” and took on roles as a presenter and producer for various regional programs, including “Eagle’s Eye” and “Fiona on Fishing.” Her versatility allowed her to host shows related to antiques, politics, cooking, and lifestyle on ITV regions. With a reputation as one of the UK’s most recognized female anglers, she authored two fishing books and produced fishing content for Sky TV’s ‘Tight Lines’ program. Her series “River Journeys” found a place on the Discovery Channel.
In February 2009, ITV Tyne Tees & Border was introduced, replacing ITV Tyne Tees and ITV Border. Armstrong joined as a Features Correspondent on a freelance basis, where she reported on topics such as the work of land mine charities in Cambodia and the activities of Mercy Ships in West Africa. She returned to national television news in February 2010, taking on the role of a presenter for the BBC News Channel. She also hosted “Border Life,” a current affairs program for ITV Border.
During her tenure as a journalist for the BBC News Channel, Armstrong conducted an interview with civil rights activist and writer Darcus Howe regarding the street disturbances in England during the summer of 2011. However, a comment made by Armstrong during the interview led to a later apology from the BBC to Darcus Howe.
Armstrong is an expert in Scottish clan history and has created over 20 films focusing on Scottish families. In 2006, she established the first Border Reiver Trail in the south of Scotland. She is a columnist for various publications, including Scottish Field magazine, the “Courier” newspaper, and the American-based Scotbanner newspaper.
In addition to her media career, she holds positions on the board of the University of Central Lancashire and serves as a fellow there. She also holds the role of Chairman of the Clan Armstrong Trust and acts as a judge for the Cumbria Book of the Year. Armstrong is a patron of the ‘Bookmark’ book festival and holds the title of Deputy Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire. Notably, she is currently working on a book about Queen Victoria and her family’s connections to Scotland.
On January 26, 2016, her appointment as Lord Lieutenant of Dumfries was officially announced.
Fiona Armstrong Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $2 Million – $9 Million.